Comic writers are responsible for bringing some of the most vivid stories any of us will ever read to life, and Marvel will be argued by many as the creme de la creme of story-telling, but even they get things wrong from time to time.
Retcons come part and parcel with comic books - sometimes, a character’s origin will require re-working, a story arc will need to reset some boundaries, heck, every couple of decades the entire universe may need a reboot, and it’s meant to be for the greater good.
Meant to be.
While there are a myriad of retcons that have come off without a hitch, improving a character or completely reinventing certain titles for the better, you can’t please everyone, so it’s not a surprise that every now and then things go really, really wrong for a given retcon.
Here we break down 10 examples of retcon revisions that left readers with the impression change can be nothing but a bad thing, and while some are just annoying, others are downright hurtful...